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Tesco national food drive – 29/30 November 2013

Once again, Tesco is working with Trussell Trust Foodbanks to run Supermarket Food Drives at the end of this month. Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank will be working with the Tesco Extra stores at Longton and Hanley. (A food drive is where we invite customers to add an item or two to their shopping and donate it to […]

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Food drive

Our next food drive will be at the Co-op, Hanley Road, Sneyd Green on Saturday 14th July between 10am and 4pm.  Our volunteers will be there handing out shopping lists and asking people to donate an item of food.  If you’re around why not pop in.

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The Big Lunch hosted by Stoke-on-Trent foodbank

You are warmly invited to The Big Lunch hosted by Stoke-on-Trent foodbank   At:       Wesley Hall Methodist Church   Date:   Sunday 3rd June 2012   Time:  1:30pm – 3:30pm   Come along, bring a picnic, share lunch, celebrate The Jubilee and help to support Stoke-on-Trent foodbank as it aims to provide food for people in crisis. […]

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March 2012 Newsletter

Greetings,   The March 2012 Newsletter is now available to read/download.   Thank you from the Stoke-on-Trent foodbank.

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Child Poverty Figures in Stoke-on-Trent

CHILD POVERTY FIGURES FOR STOKE-ON-TRENT   ONS code Local Authority and wards Percentage of children in poverty E06000021 Stoke-on-Trent 29% E05001915 Abbey Green 32% E05001916 Bentilee and Townsend 44% E05001917 Berryhill and Hanley East 27% E05001918 Blurton 31% E05001919 Burslem North 36% E05001920 Burslem South 37% E05001921 Chell and Packmoor 32% E05001922 East Valley 21% […]

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Volunteers needed

We’re looking for volunteers to help run the foodbank. If you can spare a few hours a week, why not get in touch. There are lots of things that need doing from sorting food and fundraising to meeting clients and supermarket collections. Why not see where you fit in?

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100th UK foodbank and first international foodbank launched!

Foodbanks are opening at an unprecedented rate to meet the high demand for emergency food aid: in 2011 The Trussell Trust has launched a new foodbank every week, launching its 100th UK foodbank this week. We’ve also launched our first international foodbank in Sofia, Bulgaria.  61,000 people nationwide have received emergency food handouts from The Trussell Trust’s […]

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Actor Bill Nighy visits foodbank!

You’re more likely to know him for his roles in Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean rather than combatting poverty, but actor Bill Nighy is a keen campaigner on social justice. As one of the voices of the Robin Hood Tax campaign, Bill wanted to find out more about UK poverty and Oxfam suggested that […]

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Okehampton Foodbank sees tenfold increase in clients

Following the closure of three local companies, Okehampton foodbank has seen numbers needing emergency food soar from 20 to 200 per week.  Unemployment in the Devon town has risen from 2% to nearly 12% leaving many former employees with no choice but to rely on food parcels from Okehampton foodbank until redundancy packages and benefit payments […]

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